Jan 27, 2017

On Errant Resumes

Like most preachers, I remember a time when everything went right when speaking to a group of people. Several years ago a local service club asked me to do their program.  Because most of them were well-heeled business people, I decided to begin with an amusing look at some items appropriated from actual resumes of job seekers. Some of them were funny, but in a sad, pathetic sort of way.

Included in the errant resumes were these seven statements:

--Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions.
--Failed bar exam with relatively high grades.
--It’s best for my employers that I not work with people.
--I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse.
--Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store.
--Note: Please don’t misconstrue my 14 jobs as job-hopping.  I have never quit a job.
--The company made me a scapegoat, just like my three previous employers.

The people in attendance at the luncheon roared with laughter. They recognized the kinds of people about which I spoke. These business people had experienced these kinds of resumes firsthand.

I wonder what will happen to me when God calls for my Christian resume? What might it look like? I hope my Christian resume does not look as pathetic as some of the entries above. I suppose today is the day for all of us to look and repair the resumes we have thus far built for God.

Come, Worship
Stay, Learn
Go, Serve


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